Anderson Al Wazni, M.S.W., Ph.D. Candidate
Anderson (Andy) Al Wazni is a 2014 graduate of the Smith College SSW M.S.W. program and current doctoral candidate in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Al Wazni is pursuing research on the intersection of climate change, state infrastructure and violence. She is also a public educator on Islamophobia and works for the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers delivering professional trainings for clinicians, educators and medical professionals on best practices with Muslim populations. She is a recipient of the first Social Work Health Futures Fellowship funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through Portland State University. Al Wazni is committed to engaging anti-racist and social justice theories when advocating for sound public policy in both her research and approach to classroom instruction.